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Class Teacher - Full-time

Priory Fields School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2309-168T
  • Posted:06/12/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPR
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:09/01/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


If you are looking for a position where you can really make a difference in a forward thinking and inclusive trust, and if you want to be part of a happy, friendly and enthusiastic team, then Priory Fields, part of the Whinless Down Academy Trust, is the place for you!

We wish to appoint an excellent KS2 Class Teacher. We are looking for a creative, aspirational and dynamic teacher, who has the passion and drive to ensure that the children in our trust receive the very best education through an exciting, stimulating and vibrant curriculum and environment, coupled with a determination to improve outcomes, opportunities and enjoyment for children, enabling us all to achieve together.

The successful applicant will be committed to work with the pupils, the wider school community and our staff team to ensure all children learn as well as they can.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Share the trust values, and the values of the schools, and be prepared to put the children at the heart of everything
  • Have good communication skills, high expectations and be a skilful and adventurous classroom practitioner
  • Be self-reflective, keen to continually learn and develop their teaching
  • Have energy and the determination to make a difference
  • Demonstrate responsibility for raising standards and achievement within their class, and demonstrate an excellent understanding of how pupils learn
  • Be collaborative and open-minded, willing to both share and try new ideas 
  • Have a good sense of humour

In return, we can offer:

  • A friendly, dedicated and supportive team of staff who thrive on challenge and having fun; who work closely together to improve the quality of achievement and enjoyment for all pupils 
  • A thorough induction programme and good professional development opportunities 
  • Cross school working in planning and subject leadership to provide support and help to reduce workload 
  • A dedicated well-being team who work together to ensure that well-being of all is actively promoted
  • Happy and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn

We welcome informal visits prior to application. Please contact us if you would like to arrange this.

Applications accepted through Kent Teach only - please state any subjects of interest, and preferred age range in your supporting statement.

Information about the school

Priory Fields School is proud to be part of the Whinless Down Academy Trust; a MAT committed to providing excellent local schools for local children. We work closely with our two partner schools, St Martin's and Vale View to give children the very best learning experience. Our trust truly believes that learning changes lives.

Priory Fields is a two form entry school, housed in a brand new school building set in extensive grounds in the heart of Dover. We have a friendly and supportive team who work in close collaboration across the Trust to secure best outcomes for children through an exciting and engaging curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of our children. We actively work to develop all our staff and offer a comprehensive programme of professional development for staff at all levels and in all roles.

Priory Fields School benefits from the skills of a range of support staff including a FLO, a Parent Support Advisor, a pastoral support team, sports coaches and a specialist music teacher.

The safeguarding of our children is of paramount importance, and we are rigorous in our recruitment procedures. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check, and references will be pursued.

Please note, it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Katie Banes, School Business Manager
  • Address:Priory Fields School, Astor Avenue, Dover, Kent, CT17 0FS
  • Telephone: 01304 211543
  • Email: headteacher@prioryfields.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 211545


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.